The Colony Is Growing In Furniture

The Colony Is Growing In Furniture

Construction of the new Nebraska Furniture Mart in The Colony is well underway, though it is so large, it’s taking two years to construct.  The store, the fourth location for the company, will be 560,000 square feet of showroom space with another 1.3 million square feet of distribution center/warehouse, all under one roof.   By the way, 560,000 square feet of showroom space is reported to be more than twice the size of Ikea and will be the largest home furnishings store in the United States.  A check of their website (www.nfm.com) reveals that Nebraska Furniture Mart not only carries furniture, home furnishings, and mattress, but also carries appliances, electronics, flooring, lighting, and kitchen countertops and cabinets. Nebraska Furniture Mart was started in 1937 by Rose Blumkin (affectionately referred to as Mrs. B) in the basement of her husband’s downtown Omaha store.  Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway now owns 80% of the company with the founding family owning the remaining 20%.  As an aside, Mrs. B worked in the Omaha store until she was 103. Scheduled to open Spring 2015, Nebraska Furniture Mart is located off of the Sam Rayburn (121) Tollway between Spring Creek Parkway and Plano Parkway.  Top Golf is also building a new entertainment venue nearby.


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